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MARRIAGE LICENSES

[Bruce News-Letter, Bruce, Wis., Friday, September 23, 1949]
Douglas A. Sorenson, town of Stubbs, and Patricia G. Morning, Exeland, September 19
Edward L. Verdegan, town of Grant, and Verneal T. Hanson, Tony, September 22
Hallie W. Jennerman and Etta B. Richardson, both of Ladysmith, September 16
Robert O. Dversdale and LaVern J. Odell, both of Hawkins, September 1

[The Bruce News-Letter, Bruce, Wis., April 28, 1950]
Jerome Geier and Shirley Mae Knopp, Ladysmith;
Vincent A. Sleider, Atlanta, and Dorothy Lee Bowlin, Ladysmith;
Leonard R. Boss and Catherine L. Laub, Ladysmith.

[The Bruce News-Letter, Bruce, Rusk County, WIsconsin, Friday, May 19, 1950]
Irving F. Thompson, Minneapolis, and Ruby V. Pearson, Minneapolis;
Richard D. Leonhard, town of Dewey, and Jean F. McFarland, town of Richland;
Eugene M. Collier and Gertrude G. Groothausen, both of Ladysmith;
John A. Czekolski, town of Strickland, and B. Carol Vawter, Medaryville, Md.;
Arthur Jaskowiak, Bay City, Wis., and Elaine Iverson, Bruce.


[The Bruce News-Letter, Bruce, Rusk County, WIsconsin, Friday, May 26, 1950]
Paul Anderson and June O'Rourke, both of Bloomer, were married by Justice Sterlinske this week.

[The Bruce News-Letter, Bruce, Rusk County, WIsconsin, Friday, August 4, 1950]
Stanley C. Byczek, Town of Rusk, and Sophia Ann Novak, Town of Chetek, Barron county.
Marlyn W. Much, Town of Flambeau and Naomi M. Marek. Bloomer.


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ELLISON - HAYES ,
In a pretty candlelight ceremony at St. Paul's Lutheran church at Waukegan, Ill., Miss Betty I. Ellison of Waukegan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Ellison of Bruce, was united marriage to Marvin L. Hayes, RMC, of Great Lakes naval training center, son of Mrs. Charlotte Hayes of Waukegan, Ill., Saturday, May 20, at 7 p. m. The double ring ceremony was performed by Rev. Gallum.
The church was decorated with white gladioli, stock and carnations. Mrs. Herbert Ellison, sister-in-law of the bride, of Racine, sang "Because" and "0 Promise Me" before the ceremony. Mrs. Harold Rowe, organist, gave a short organ prelude.
The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Noble Ellison, of Bruce. She wore a white marquisette gown with square neck, peplum and fishtail trimmed with chantilly lace, a matching veil with blusher and open crown. A cascade bouquet of white stock carnations surrounding a white orchid, completed her costume.
Mrs. Beth Calbaum of Colby, twin sister of the bride, was matron of honor and Eleanor Crock, a close friend of the bride, was bridesmaid. The two attendants' dresses were of matching taffeta with fitted bodices, Queen Anne collar, full skirt and short gauntlets. The matrons of honor's dress was of pale green. Miss Crock's of lavendar, with matching headdresses. Their bouquets were of lavendar stock,
Kenneth Hayes, brother of the groom, was best man, and C.P.O. James Crosson, friend of the groom, was usher.
A reception was held for about 75 guests at Camp Robert Smalls given by Mr. and Mrs. James Crosson. A three tier wedding cake, ice cream, coffee and punch were served. Loretta Grock, a friend of the bride, poured, Kathryn Hamilton cut the cake and Doris Gosswiller presided at the punch.
The bride is a graduate of the Tony high school, class of 1946, and a graduate of the Illinois Masonic hospital school of nursing of Chicago in 1948, and has been nursing since at the Veterans' hospital at Downey Ill. The groom has been on active sea duty in the Pacific for the past eight years in the U. S. Navy as a chief petty officer.
After a wedding trip to New York City and Niagara Falls, they will be at home at Waukegan. Ill. Box 118, Route 3, after June 10th. The brides going away suit was navy blue with white accessories and a white orchid corsage.
[The Bruce News-Letter, Bruce, Rusk County, WIsconsin, Friday, May 26, 1950]

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IVERSON-JASKOWIAK
A very pretty church wedding took place Saturday, May 20 at St. Mary's Catholic church at Bruce when Miss Elaine Iverson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Iverson, became the bride of Art Jaskowiak, son of Mrs. Adam Biernat, The church was decorated with two large bouquets of white and red gladioli and ferns, and at 10 a.m. the double ring ceremony was performed by Father Phillip Krembs.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a white skipper satin gown with elaborate lace, a long train and finger-tip veil with lace and a seeded pearl tiarra. She wore a three strand pearl necklace, a gift of the groom. Her flowers were a colonial bouquet of red roses, white carnations and white sweet peas.
Eleanor Jaskowiak, sister of the groom was maid of honor, and Mrs. Evelyn Kulibert and Mrs. Marilyn Ryall were brides maids. All three wore gowns of white moire taffeta, long gloves with crocheted picture hats. Their flowers were colonial bouquets of white and red carnations and white sweet peas.
Little Marilyn Hendricks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Hendricks, was flower girl, wearing a white moire taffeta dress to match the other attendants. Her flowers were a colonial bouquet of white and red carnations and sweet peas.
Little Jimmy Ryall, son of Mr. and Mrs. Art Ryall, was ring bearer, carrying the rings on a taffeta pillow.
Vince Jaskowiak, brother of the groom, was best man, and Pat Rouleau and Robert Jaskowiak were the ushers. The groom, attendants and ring bearers all wore white coats and dark trousers.
A reception was held at St Mary's hall for about 100 guests. The hall was decorated with white and red streamers and large white bells, carrying out the red and white scheme of the wedding. Dinner was served at 4 p. m. for about 50 guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Iverson, uncle and aunt of the bride. The house was decorated with red and white streamers and white bells.
The bride graduated from the high school at Libertyville, Ill., in 1944. She was employed by the Home Appliance Co. office at Eau Claire for over a year and has recently helped her mother in the cafe.
The groom graduated from the Bruce high school, class of 1943. He served overseas with the Navy for 2 1/2 years, and was employed in the Jack Sprat store until recently. He is now employed by Vince Schulte at Bay City, Wis.
After a short wedding trip to a resort further north, they will return to their home at Bay City where they have an apartment all furnished and ready for them.
Out of town guests attending the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Jack White of Mason, Wis.; Mrs. Adolph Lind and Dick Rouleau of Loretta Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Wilson of Cameron; Mr. and Mrs. Matt Boyer. Mr. and Mrs. Dan Schneider and Mr. and Mrs. Helmer Olson of Glen Flora Frank Kaczor of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Cudo and Mrs. J. Swada of Weyerhauser.
[The Bruce News-Letter, Bruce, Rusk County, WIsconsin, Friday, May 26, 1950]

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MECHELKE-ROTH
Rev. Kenneth Larson performed the single ring ceremony Saturday evening, Dec. 18, at 8 o'clock in the parsonage of the Church of Christ, uniting in marriage Miss Rose Mechelke, daughter of Willard Mechelke, and Willard Roth, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Roth, all of this city.
The bride was attired in a chartreuse colored rayon dress, street lenght, and carried a bouquet of pink carnations.
Her attendant, Mrs. Etta Jennerman, wore a gray suit and her bouquet was of red carnations. The groom was attended by Hallie Jennerman as best man.
After a brief honeymoon trip to Marion, Iowa, the couple is residing on West 9th street, Ladysmith. The groom is employed as a truck driver for Tender Crust Bakery.
[The Ladysmith News, Ladysmith, Wisconsin, Thursday, Dec. 23, 1954] contributed by Ronald Flink

O'DONNELL-LEE

[Globe-Gazette, Mason City, Iowa. Sept. 18, 1961] 
Winnifred Ann O'Donnell,daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. O'Donnell, and David Lee of Ladysmith, Wis., were married at St. James Catholic church in Forest City. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Thomas Knox. The bridegroom is the son ofMr. and Mrs. Alfred Lee of Clarkston, Mich. Marguerite O'Donnell of Rochester, Minn., sister of the bride was maid of honor. Robert Bredemus of Ladysmith was best man. Following the reception, they left on a trip east and will be at home at Ladysmith, Wis.

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MATTISON-LEATHERMAN


[The Bruce News-Letter, Bruce, Wis., January 6, 1949]

On Thursday evening at eight o'clock, December 30, Miss Maxine MAttison daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gten Mattison, became the bride of Donald Leatherman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Leatherman.

The double ring ceremony was performed. The candlelight ceremony was held at the Hope Lutheran church in Ladysmith. Rev. R.S. Quade officiated. The bride was given in marriage by her father.

The decorations were poinsetti plants and bouquets of white mums and pom poms.

The attendants were Hazel Mattison, sister of the bride, maid of honor. Evangeline Lemke, cousin of the groom and Beatrice Mattison, sister of the bride, bridesmaids. Patricia Nye was flower girl and Richard Timm was ring bearer. The best man was Richard Mattison, cousin of the bride. Other attendants were Arnold Mattison and Kenneth Henning.

The bride wore a gown of white slipper satin with scalloped neckline, long pointed sleeves. The full skirt was corded below the waist to give a hoop effect and ended in a long train.

The bride wore a finger tip veil edged with shadow lace and held by a crown of pearl bugle beads. Her bouquet was of red roses and white carnations. She wore a strand of pearls, the gift of the groom.

The maid of honor wore a powder blue dress, hat and gloves and her bouquet was of red roses, white carnations and white mums.

One of the bridesmaids wore a rose colored dress, hat, and gloves. Her bouquet was of roses and white mums. The other bridesmaid wore a gold dress, hat and gloves. Her bouquet was of yellow roses and white mums. They all wore necklaces, a gift of the bride.

A reception, given by the bride's parents, was held in the church parlors for 110 guests. Mrs. Lew Mattison, aunt of the bride, cut the three tier wedding cake. It was an angel food cake baked by the bride's mother.

The out of town guests were Mrs. Joe Bothun of Nelson, Minnesota, Kenneth Henning and Mrs. Fred Timm of Parkers Prairie, Minnesota. Mrs. Paul Lemke, Evangeline Lemke and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Schwengenman of Alexanderia, Minnesota, Mrs. Emil Timm, daughter Mary Frances and son Emil of St Paul and Marion and Carol Christiansen of Menomonie.

After the ceremony the couple left on a wedding trip to Minnesota after which they will reside in Ridgeland where Mrs. Leatherman is a teacher in the local schools and where Mr. Leatherman will engage in the insurance business.

The bride is a graduate of the Bruce High School and the Eau Claire Teachers College. The groom received his education in the Bruce schools.

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MCNULTY-BARTEN

[South End Reporter, Chicago, Illinois, September 26, 1951]
Miss Geraldine McNulty, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Hugh McNulty, of 11837 Wallace, became the bride of Peter John Barten, son of Mr and Mrs. Theodore Barten, of Ladysmith, Wis, Saturday morning, September 1, at 10 o'clock in Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic church, Ladysmith, Wis. The single ring ceremony was solemnized by the Rev. John Wondrasek.
Attendants for the groom were Dean Zuck, of Ladysmith, as best man and the groomsman was Ray Malesh, of Chicago, brother-in-law of the bride The maid of honor was Lorraine Kush, of Chicago and the bridesmaid was Jean Lampert
Edward Barten, seven-year-old brother of the groom was ring bearer and Geraldine Barten four-year-old sister of the groom was flower girl.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride was lovely in white satin with a white lace bodice long skirt, train, high neckline and long tapering pointed sleeves A rhlnestone tiara held her finger-length veil in place
The maid of honor wore a gown of pink satin and carried pink carnations The bridesmaid was attired in a gown of blue satin and carried white roses
A breakfast was held in the church hall for 80 guests. The hall was decorated with white paper bells and white and pink was the color scheme for the table decorations. A three-tier wedding cake, upon which a miniature bride and groom were enthroned, was served to the guests A dance was held in the evening at Club 8.
The young couple remained at Ladysmith until September 4 when they returned to Chicago where they are residing at 11837 Wallace.
The bride is employed at Spiegel's and the groom is employed by an auto painting and rebuilding service.

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WAGNER-HELLEKSON

[The La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, Wis., June, 1949]
The marriage of Donna Wagner and Paul Hellekson, daughter and son of Mr. and Mrs. Nels Ytzen, .Ladysmith, and Mr. and Mrs. John Helleckson, took place at Ladysmith Methodist church June 12, the Rev. Fahlgren reading the double-ring service at an altar set in pink and white with peonies and mock orange. David Wagner, brother, was vocal soloist.
The bride's white satin gown and veil were lace-trimmed and she carried pink and white roses and mums, Eva Hellekson, sister, was bridesmaid in blue sheer and carried pink roses. Dean Wagner, brother, was best man. Susan Hubbard, Conneaut, O., niece of the bridegroom, was flower girl in blue sheer, carrying a colonia.1 bouquet, and Jackie Cole, Spoooner, Wis., nephew of the bridegroom, was ringbearer in a white suit.
A reception for the families
was at the Ladysmith country club. The wedding cake was made by Mrs, Henry Clatt, Blair. Cornell Grinde, Blair, ; The couple will reside at Stanley after a northern trip. The bridegroom served two years in the naval air force.

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VALIQUETTE-BUEDINGER

[The Bruce News-Letter, Bruce, Wis., December 23, 1949]
Mary Frances Valiquette, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. V.A. Valiquette of Bruce, and William Milton Buedinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Buedinger of Delafield, Wis., were married in the Federated church in Bruce Sunday, Dec. 18. Rev. P.F. Pfaffman read the double ring ceremony.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of white slipper satin. Her veil of imported French illusion was held in place by a small cap of pearls, Her only jewelry was a three strand pearl necklace. She carried a bouquet of white roses and English ivy with a white orchid in the center.
She chose her sister, Anne Valiquette, as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Betty Lou Coey of La Crosse and Mrs. Robert Hendricks of Ladysmith.
The maid of honor wore a gown of old rose faille and the bridesmaids wore teal blue faille gowns with hoop skirts. They wore coronets of white chrysanthemoms and carried bouquets of white roses, ivy and carnations.
The groom's attendants were Silas Hanon, best man. of Delafield, Alex Brost of Plymouth and William Thrall of Green Lake. Ushers were Robert Hendricks, Robert McConnell and Richard Boedinger.
The bride's mother wore a grey gabardine suit and the groom's mother a teal blue dress. Both wore rose corsages.
Carol Ann Towers played the nuptial music and Vera Mae Keith sang "Through The Years" and Because".
Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the church parlors for 125 guests. A three tier wedding cake, made by Mrs. C.V. Walker, was the center piece of the bride's table. Virginia Walker of Bruce and Laurie Rathburn, Green bay, poured at the reception.
The bride is a junior in physical education at La Crosse State Teacher's college and also a member of the Lamba Sigma Chi's. The groom is also a junior in physical education at La Crosse State Teachers' collage. He served 31 months in the South Pacific on a mine sweeper. He attended Marquette university for two years, and is a member of the Phi Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
The young couple left on a short wedding trip in the south. The bride chose a scarlet soft wool dress with black accessories as her going-away costume.

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[The Bruce News-Letter, Bruce, Wis., April 28, 1950]

Miss Norma Reichel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Reichel of Bruce, and Russell Recore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Recore of Ladysmith, were united in marriage Saturday, April 22, at Our Lady of Sorrows church in Ladysmith. Father Wondrosek read the double ring ceremony.

The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a gown of white satin with set-in yoke of marquisette and scalloped peplum with a train, and medium length net veil. Her bouquet was of white roses.

The bride chose as her attendants her sister, Mrs. C.R. Gaetano, and the grooms sister, Mrs. Elaine LaBarge. They both wore matching gowns of nile green and lilac taffeta, each made with a set-in yoke of marquisette. They carried bouquets of pink and yellow carnations.

The groom was attended by his brother, Arnie Recore, and brother-in-law of the bride, C.R. Gaetano.

A wedding reception was held at the home of the bride's parents for 65 friends and relatives.

The bride attended school at Glendale

and the Bruce high school. She has been employed in Bruce and Ladysmith, but has spent the past few months at home with her parents.

The groom is employed as a truck driver in Ladysmith. He served in the Marine Corps and attended school in Tony before entering the service.

After a short wedding trip, the couple will reside at the home of the groom's parents, near Ladysmith.

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O'CONNER-TERWILLIGER

[The Wisconsin Stae Journal, Madison, Wis., October 20, 1940]
Small pine trees and baskets of yellow and bronze chrysanthemums banked the chancel of the Congregational church at Ladysmith for the fashionable wedding of Miss Catharine Grace O'Connor, daughter of Dr. and Mrs.' Walter Frank O'Connor, Ladysmith, and Herbert Lee Terwilliger, Wausau, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Edwin Terwilliger, Fond, du Lac, formerly of Madison, on Saturday. The Rev. A. M. Lambright performed the ceremony at 4 p. m. in the presence of a large group of friends and relatives from Wausau, Appleton, Fond du Lac, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and Merrill.
Dark-haired and blue-eyed, the bride was attractive in her mother's wedding dress of embroidered batiste and Valenciennes lace. A cap of the same lace held her circular face veil and full length veil. She carried an arm bouquet of white pom pons. Dr. O'Connor gave his daughter in marriage.
The maid of honor, Miss Ann O Connor, sister of the bride, and bridesmaids, the Misses Jane Griffin and Eleanor Clark, wore identical full-skirted gowns of white angelskin satin. Miss O'Connor carried bronze pom pons and wore a semi-circle of harmonizing button pom pons across the back of her head. The bridesmaids carried yellow mums and wore yellow pom pons in their hair.
Harold Judell of Washington, D. C, was Mr. Terwilliger's best man. Ushers were Hilmar Solander and James Fitzpatrick, Wausau, Frank Kuehn, Jr., St. Paul, Minn., and Walter F. O'Connor, Jr., Ladysmith.
A reception was held at the home of the bride's parents after the ceremony.
For her going away ensemble, the bride chose a dull green wool dress with a fitted black coat trimmed with black Persian lamb. A black Russian turban and a corsage of bronze orchids completed her costume.
Mr. and Mrs. Terwilliger will be at home after Nov. 15 at 520 Hamilton st. in Wausau.
The bride, a graduate of the University of Minnesota and a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority, has been teaching kindergarten in Wausau. Mr. Terwilliger as associated with the Wausau law firm of Genrich and Genrich. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin law school and a member of Delta Upsilon, Phi Kappa Phi, and Coif, Mr. Terwilliger was outstanding in campus activities during his undergraduate days.

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ZIMMERMAN-ZIMMERMAN

[The Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wis., April 23, 1948]

Lighted white tapers and large white baskets of white gladioli decorated the altar of the First Methodist church at Ladysmith today at 4 p. m. for the nuptial rites of Miss Mae Ellen Zimmerman, Plymouth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Zimmerman, Ladysmith, and Donald Arthur Zimmerman, Madison, son of the Charles Zimmermans of Ladysmith. The Rev. Charles Langdon read the service.

Czechoslovakian lace framed the sweetheart neckline of the bride's ivory satin gown, styled with long pointed sleeves, a fitted bodice, and a full skirt that flowed into a court train. A crown of Czechoslovakian flowers held the bride's fingertip veil. She carried a white Bible covered with a large white orchid. Her father gave her in marriage.

Miss Elizabeth Lenox, Milwaukee, a sorority sister of the bride, was the maid of honor. She wore a pale blue taffeta gown and a matching blue headband trimmed with white flowers. She carried a colonial bouquet.

The bridesmaids, Mrs. Gerry Whitaker, Ladysmith, and Miss Marjorie Osborne, Racine, were attired in taffeta frocks in rose and yellow. Their matching headbands were trimmed with flowers. They carried colonial bouquets,

Robert Rouleau of Bruce was Mr. Zimmerman's best man. The ushers were Charles Stern and Earl Wilson, both of Ladysmith.

A dinner for 30 guests will be held at the Ladysmith Country Club and a reception will be held at the home of the brides parents. Mrs Charles Stern and Mrs. Frank Klouda will assist.

Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerman, who have left on a weekend trip, will be at home at Truax Field after April 26.

The bride, a member of Apha Xi Deta sorority, is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. She is a chemistry instructor at Mission House college in Plymouth. Mr. Zimmerman is a student at the university.

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LONG-GALETKA


[The Bruce News-Letter, Bruce, Wis., March 25, 1949]

Elva Mae Long, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Long of Bruce, became the bride of Rene Galetka, son of Mrs. Earl Diamond of Ladysmith, at a beautiful candle light ceremony at the "Wedding Manor" in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. on March 22. The Rev. Ernest Caldecott performed the double ring ceremony.

The bride wore a blue and grey gabardine suit, with navy accessories and her corsage was of gardenias with pink Cecil Brunner roses.

Matron of honor was Mrs. Rex McCrea, cousin of the bride. She wore a navy gabardine suit, navy accesories and her corsage was of gardenias

The bride was given in marriage by Rex McCrea, her cousin. He was also the groom's attendent.

The beautiful white chapel was decorated with fresh cut flowers and palms.

Soft pipe organ music, consisting of Mendelssohn's Wedding March, I Love You Truly and Oh Promise Me was played during the entire ceremony.

The bride was a graduate of the Bruce high school, class of 46. The groom is now serving in the U.S. navy.

The couple will be at home in San Diego after March 28.

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LANGER-BERANEK


[Herald-Times Reporter, Manitowoc-Two Rivers, Wis., April 2, 1977]

The Rev. Don Zulager officiated at the wedding ceremony for Miss Susan Kay Langer and Stephen R. Beranek at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Luke Catholic Church, Two Rivers.

Parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs Alfred Behrendt, 1923 Jefferson St., Two Rivers, and the late Harry Langer. The groom's mother is Mrs. Dorothy Beranek, Ladysmith, Wis.

Nanci Langer, sister of the bride, Denver, Colo., was maid of honor and Charles Beranek, brother of the groom, LaCrosse, was best man.

Bridesmaids were Mrs. Douglas Rippe, sister of the bride, Two Rivers, Miss Diane Walzak, Two Rivers. Mrs. Daniel Lust, Oshkosh, Mrs. Richard Perry, the groom's sister, Minneapolis, and Miss Ellen Graf, Sturgeon Bay.

Miss Michelle Rippe, Two Rivers, was the flower girl.

Groomsmen were Gary Langer, the bride's brother, Two Rivers, Daniel Lust, Oshkosh, Marty Carlson, Minneapolis, Kurt Gerken, Eau Claire, and Patrick Siverling, Ladysmith.

Ushers for the service were Douglas Rippe, Two Rivers, and Richard Perry, Minneapolis.

A reception for the new Mr. and Mrs. Beranek was given at the Knights of Columbus Club, Two Rivers. A wedding trip to the east coast will be taken.

The bride is a 1972 graduate of Washington High School, Two Rivers. She received a degree in marketing in 1976 from, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

The groom was graduated in 1970 from Ladysmith High School and attended the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.He is a foreman with the Soo Line Railroad.

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WOODMANSEE-JOHNSON


[The Bruce News-Letter, Bruce, Wis., September 8, 1950]

Miss Merna Jean Woodmansee, sister of Herbert Woodmansee, and George Johnson, cousin of Leonard Olson, were married at New Auburn Friday evening. Little Judy Woodmansee was flower girl and Maurice

Woodmansee was ring bearer. Those from Bruce to attend the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Woodmansee and family, Mr. and Mrs. George Woodmansee and daughter; Mrs. Robert Woodmansee and family Mr, and Mrs. Leonard Olson, Mr. and Mrs. Iven Wisherd and daughter, Mrs. Clifford Thompson Mrs. Harold Stevens and Mrs. James Hoff.

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DOHRN-VERRE


[The Bruce News-Letter, Bruce, Wis., September 8, 1950]

A pretty fall wedding took place Saturday, September 2nd at 7 p. m., when Miss Pearl Dohrn daughter of Mrs. Pearl Dohrn of Berwyn, Ill, became the bride of Ernest Verre son of Mrs. Ann Verre of Cicero, Illinois. Rev. Lambreth of St Peters Evangelical church of Chicago preformed the double ring ceremony.

The bride given in marriage by her brother, Henry Dohrn, wore a white lace gown over white satin. Her finger tip Veil was held in place by a tiara of seed pearls. She carried a bouquet of white roses and lilies of the valley.

Miss Arlene Demske, cousin of the bride, was matron of honor. Miss Joan Dauer, another cousin served as bridesmaid. They wore matching gowns of white nylon marquisette over white satin. They carried bouquets of yellow tea roses.

The groom chose as his attendants Norman Bolz of Chicago as bestman and William Butler of Cicero his other attendant The groom and his attendants were attired in white jackets and dark trousers.

The bride grew to womanhood in Bruce having lived with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dauer. She attended grade school at Bruce. She graduated from Morton high school in Cicero, Illinois. She also had two years of college at Morton college and a year in advanced chemistry at Northwestern university She is employed in Loyola university in Chicago.

The groom is a graduate of Morton high school and served three years in the armed forces. He is employed by the John Paine Company of Chicago. After a few days honeymoon to Madison the young couple will be at home at, Cicero, Illinois.

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LALAN-HENN


[The Bruce News-Letter, Bruce, Wis., September 8, 1950]

A lovely summer wedding before an altar Decorated with summer flowers solomnized at the Methodist church of Weyerhauser, Sunday, Aug. 27 at 2:30 p. m. when Donna Mae Lalan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lalan of Weyerhauser, became the bride of Francis L. Henn. son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Henn of San Bernardino, California.

Rev. Harold Allison performed the double ring ceremony. The bride given in marriage by her father wore an ice blue satin ballerina length gown with fitted long sleeves and button jacket with lace and beaded pearl trim on collar and cuffs. Her shoulder length ice blue french illusion veil was held in place with an ice blue satin braided crown.

She carried a orchid with prayer book with white satin ribbon streamers.The bride chose as her attendants Shirley Lalan of Tomah, Wis., sister of the bride was maid of honor and Betty Aspenes of Ladysmith, a friend of the bride, as bridesmaid.

The maid of honor wore white and the brides maid wore pink. Identical ballerina length net gowns over taffeta off the shoulder neckline with shirred bodice and a net stole. They wore lace mitts to match their gowns They carried colonial bouquets of red roses and baby white mums. In their hair they wore wreathes of flowers to match bouquets.

The groom chose Clifford Lalan of St. Paul, brother of the bride, as best man. Will Helgoe of Eau Claire, as groomeman. Robert Walker and Clarence Gillett of Weyerhauser were ushers.

Mrs. Donald Hagedorn of Eau Claire sang "Oh Promise Me and The Lords Prayer." Darlene Wisherd of Bruce played the wedding music and accompanied Mrs. Hagedorn.

A reception was held at the home of the bride's parents following the ceremony for 100 guests.

The bride is a graduate from the Weyerhauser high school in 1945. One year of University Exension work at Ladysmith. Entered nurses training in 1946 and graduated from the Luther Hospital School of Nursing in Eau Claire in 1949. Previous to her marriage she was employed in San Bernardino County Hospital.

The groom graduated from San Bernardino high school in 1943. Spent 3 years in the Navy. Graduated from San Bernardino Valley college in February 1949. One year of U of C Santa Barbara college.

After a short wedding trip through northern Wisconsin and northern Michigan they returned to the bride's home for over Labor Day.

The bride and groom will make their home in Phoenix, Arizona where the groom will attend the American Institute for Foreign Trade after September 15.

Out of town guests were: Mrs. John Schultz, Detroit Mich.; Mrs. Efhriam Noll, Mrs. Gary Marlette, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Silvernale and Wendy of Carrie, Minnesota; Miss Sonia Nelson, Tomah, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs, Jim Funk, St. Paul; Misses Beverly Hanson and Betty Dusenberry Mr. and Mrs. Lon Hagedorn, Eau Claire; Leo Lalan, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lalan, Bruce; Mr. and Mrs. Lester Wilsey Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Lester Wilsey Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Wilson. all of St. Paul; Mr. and Mrs, Rudy Hoff, St. Paul; Mr. and Mrs. Louie Beffa, Mr. and Mrs. Louie Neau, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Forward. Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Wormet and Barbara, Mr. and Mrs. John Sengpill and Howard Walhovd, all of Birchwood; Mr. and Mrs. Merle Gillett of Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. D. Aspenses, Ladysmith; Mr. and Mrs. Glen Matson, Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Iven Wisherd and Darlene of Bruce; Mr. and Mrs. Claire Gillett of Tony; Mr and Mrs. Edwin Gillett and Nancy and Hugh, Canton; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Geborek and Barbara of Canton; Mr. and Mrs. ChTford Gillett of St. Paul, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Perry Keith. Bruce

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KNOPP-GEIR


[The Manitowoc Harald-Times, Manitowoc, Wisc, May 18, 1950]

Gladioli and snapdragons decorated the altar of Holy Rosary Catholic church in Kewaunee Saturday for the wedding of Miss Shirley Mae Knopp and Jerome Geier. The Rev. M. Jacowski performed the double ring ceremony. Miss Knopp, who was escorted to the altar by her father, wore a gown of white nylon sheer.

Miss Irene Knupp attended her sister as maid of honor in a gown of nile green marquisette.The bridesmaids, Miss June Waht and Miss Virgaline Geier, of Chicago, sister of the groom, wore ensembles of pastel yellow.

Robert Hershfield attended the groom as best man and Ted Geier of St. Paul, Minn., brother of the groom, and Clarence Metzger of Ladysmith served as groomsmen.

Dinner was served to the bridal party and the immediate families at Van's Supper club, where 100 relatives and friends gathered for the afternoon and evening reception and 5 o'clock supper.

The bride, who is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Knopp of Kewaunee, is a graduate of the Kewaunee high school. She is a registered nurse, having received her training at Milwaukee county hospital, and is presently employed in St. Mary hospital in Ladysmith .

The groom, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Geier of Ladysmith, is a graduate of the Ladysmith high school and the Wisconsin institute of mortuary science in Milwaukee. He served with the U.S. navy for three and one half years and is now associated with the McElray Funeral home, Inc., in Ladysmith, as embalmer and funeral director.

Upon, their return from a two weeks' honeymoon trip to Niagara Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Geier will make their home in Ladysmith.

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JOYNER-MCDONALD


[The Bruce News-Letter, Bruce, Wis., June 24, 1948]

Miss Ramona Joyner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Duane Joyner, was united in marriage to Edward McDonald, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur McDonald, Wednesday, June 16th at Evanston, Illinois at three-thirty in the afternoon. The double ring ceremony was used.

The bride wore a white suit, with white accessories and had a corsage of red roses and white carnations.

She was attended by Mrs. Alvin Grubb who wore a white suit with blue and white accessories and her corsage was of red roses.

The groom wore a brown pin stripe suit. Mr. Alvin Grubb, the best man wore a grey suit.

After the wedding ceremony the bride and groom and the attendants dined at the "51" Hundred Nite Club in Chicago.

The young couple spent their honeymoon at the Wonderspot.

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HRABAN-HASTINGS


[The Cedar Rapids Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, May 26, 1991]

Barbara Rae Hraban and Donald Hastings, both of Fenimore, Wis., were married May 4 at Hope Lutheran Church, Ladysmith. The Revs. Samuel Kochel and Charles Smith officiated during the 12:30 p.m. ceremony. A dinner reception and dance for 350 guests followed at Club 8.

The bride's parents are Ray and Shirley Hraban, Ladysmith. The bridegroom is the son of Lola Hastings, Cedar Rapids, and the late John Hastings. Mrs. Hastings hosted a rehearsal dinner at Cedar Lodge.

Sue Scanlan attended the bride as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Polly Hraban, Betty Scanlan, Tanya Kromrey, Kathy Barnes, Shannon Wester and Linda Wester. Kelli Hastings was flower girl.

Tim Scanlan served as best man. Groomsmen were Jeff Everitt, Darol Desotel, Dave Hraban, Chuck Scanlan, Mike Hastings and Joel Everitt. Chase Scanlan was ringbearer. Ushers were Chuck Wester, Allen Hraban, Betty Hraban and Chris Tepler.

The bride is employed by Lands End. Her husband is self-employed. They will reside in Fenimore.

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MORGAN-HANSON


[Winona Daily News, Winona, Minn., September 2, 1964]

Miss Nancy Ruth Morgan, daughter of Mr.and Mrs. George H. Morgan, Ladysmith, Wis., became the bride of Grant R. Hanson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Hanson Arcadia, Aug. 6.

The wedding was at First Methodist Church, Ladysmith. with the Rev. Paul Doering officiating. Honor attendants were Miss Mary O'Connor, Ladysmith, and. George Pehler, Arcadia.

A reception was held at the church.

The bride is a graduate of Macalester College, St. Paul and the groom of Eau Clair State University. He earned his masters degree from Winona State College.

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ANDERSON-HENDRICKS


[The Bruce News-Letter, Bruce, Wis., October 14, 1949]

Miss Patricia Lea Anderson daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Anderson of Bruce, became the bride of Robert John Hendricks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Hendricks of Ladysmith, on Saturday, Oct. 8. Father Breski performed the double ring ceremony at 9 a. m. in Our Lady of Sorrows church.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore an ice blue slipper satin gown. Her veil of French illusion fell from a Queen Anne cap of satin. She carried a cascade bouquet of white carnations.

Florence Hendricks, sister of the groom, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Mary Frances Valiquette and Norma Jean Knudson. All wore gold satin gowns and caps fashioned like those of the bride, and carried white carnations.

Leonard Hendricks served as his brother's best man, and groom's attendants were Norman Balko and Duane Hennekens. Ushers were Leonard Boss and Nickie Boss, cousins of the groom. Mass servers were Edward Sobotik and Jerry Hendricks also cousins of the groom.

The bride's mother was dressed in green crepe and wore a corsage of yellow carnations, and the groom's mother was dressed in grey wool and wore a corsage of pink carnations.

At 12 o'clock, luncheon was served to the members of the immediate family at Tee-A-Way lodge, followed by a reception for a host of friends and relatives. A three-tier wedding cake centered the table at which refreshments were served by Bette Lou Coey, Elsie Larson and Jeanie Hendricks.

The bride is a graduate of Bruce high school. The groom, who graduated from Ladysmith high school, served 3 1/2 years in the armed forces.

The bride and groom left on a honeymoon trip through the southern states. The bride traveled in a brown tweed suit with rust accessories. Upon their return, they will be at home at 217 Pederson avenue, West.

Out of town guests were: Mrs. W.G. Wickamp (Mae) of Mishawka, Ind., and Mrs. C. E. Smithurn (Edna) of Monticello, Ind, sisters of the bride; Mr. and Mrs. Russell Johnson of Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Norman Knudson and Norma Jean of Fergus Falls, Minn.

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FLOHR-HOFFMAN


[The Bruce News-Letter, Bruce, Wis., April 15, 1948]

In a double ring ceremony at the St Patricks Catholic church at St. Paul, Minn., on Saturday, April 3, 1948 at 9:00 a. m. Miss Myrtle E, Flohr, daughter of Mr. Richard Flohr of Bruce, became the bride of Donald J. Hoffmann, son of Mrs. Maude Hoffmann of St. Paul. The Reverend Father Richard Lee read nuptial vows and mass

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a white satin gown with lace trimmed train and fingertip veil and wore a string of pearls and pearl ear rings. She carried a bouquet of white roses and sweet peas.

The bride's attendants, Miss Mabel Harvilux of St, Paul, Minn., friend of the bride, as maid of honor, wore yellow marquisette and chapel veil, carried lavender sweet peas and yellow jonquils.

Miss Marlene A. Flohr of Bruce, a cousin of the bride, was junior bridesmaid. She wore blue marquisette and chapel veil and carried yellow jonquils and roses.

The groom's attendants were Richard A. Hoffmann, best man, and junior usher James Hoffmann. Both are brothers of the groom. The groom and his attendants wore tuxedos. Another brother, John Hoffmann, and a cousin Eugene Courneya, were church ushers.

The wedding breakfast was served at the home of the groom's mother. A reception for about 50" relatives and friends was held at the home of the groom's uncle, Mr. and Mrs. H. Courneya of St. Paul at 8:00 p. m.

The bride is a graduate of the Bruce High School, class of 1943. She worked the part 4 years at the Minn. Mining of St PauL The groom spent 2 years in the Navy. He works at (?Sheil?) sash and door factory. they live at 701 DeSoto St, St. Paul. Minn.

Guests from Bruce were: Mr. Richard Flohr, Mrs. John Keith, Mrs. Carl. F. Flohr, Mrs. Gust Flohr and Marlene Flohr.

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HAMILTON-LINDHOLM


[The Bruce News-Letter, Bruce, Wis., August 26, 1948]

In the soft glow of candlelight a double ring ceremony was performed at the Federated Church on Sunday evening, August 22nd, at 7:45, when Janice L. Hamilton of Bruce, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. G.Hamilton of Gulliver Mich, became the bride of Robert A. Lindholm, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lindholm of Exeland. Rev. P. F. Pfafman officiated.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of white marquisette over satin fashioned with a train. Her finger-tip veil was held in place by a beaded tiara. She carried a bouquet of white gladioli and pink roses.

She was attended by the groom's sister, Miss Marjorie Lindholm of Exeland as brides-maid. Her dress was of aqua marquisette and she carried a bouquet of white and lavendar gladioli. Flower girls were Marlys Hamilton of Menomonie and Lynette Ewald, nieces of the bride.

The groom was attended by Gordon Hamilton of Bruce, brother of the bride. The ushers were Carl Gerber and Dean Wiggington of Exeland.

The church was decorated with bouquets of gladioli. The ceremony was performed before an altar decorated with an arch banked with ferns and gladioli and lighted by candelabra. Nuptial music was played by Carol Ann Towers.

Following the ceremony a reception was held in the church parlors for a large group of relatives and friends.

The bride is a graduate of the Bruce High School, Class of 1945, and she attended Superior State College. For the past year and a half she has been employed by the Bell Telephone Company in Ladysmith.

The groom is a graduate of the Bruce High School and has attended Eau Claire Teachers College. He will attend the University of Wisconsin this year.

The couple are spending a week in northern Minnesota and Canada. After the middle of September they will be at home in Madison.

Out of town guests included Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Hamilton, Gulliver Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Hamilton and daughter, Marlys, Menomonie Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lindhohn, Exeland; Mr. Gus. Lindholm, Max Lindholm, Nan Crystal, Doreen Crystal all of Hayward; Mrs. Joe Platetter, Exelda Beth Platetter, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Henry and Portia, Earl Wiggington, Ida Serley, Mayme Serley, Harry Taylor, Ann Quimet, Mr, and Mrs. Frank Kocan and Leone, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Canady. Mr. and Mrs. Lund and family, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lund, and Charles Canady, all of Exeland


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DAHLQUIST-BEAULIEU


[The Bruce News-Letter, Bruce, Wis., August 26, 1948]

Beautiful gladioli decorated the altar of St. Mary's Church in Bruce for the wedding ceremony at which Miss Betty Marie Dahlquist, daughter of Mrs. Ruth Dahlquist of Tony became the bride of Darrell J. Beaulieu, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Beaulieu of Bruce at 2:30 P. M. on Saturday, August, 21, 1948.

Rev. Father Henry Keil performed the double ring ceremony. Mrs. Ray Spears sang," On This Day 0 Beautiful Mother and Ave Maria."

The bride wore a formal bouffant skirted bridal dress with a bateau neck, long sleeves,and a tunic effect flowing into a graceful train, which was made from a nylon parachute owned by the groom, that he received while in the service in Japan. Her fingertip veil was fashioned to a coronet of orange blossoms. She wore a gold cross, a gift of the groom and carried a bouquet of red and white roses.

She chose the groom's sister, Mrs. Burdette Gochee as her maid of honor and her dress was of pink satin and she wore a headband of pink roses and carried a colonial bouquet of pink and white roses. The brides maid was Mrs. Ila Giles of Ladysmith a cousin of the bride. Her gown and flowers were identical to that of the maid of honor except in blue. Both girls wore a strand of pearls a gift of the bride.

Attending the groom, as best man was Bernard Beaulieu, brother of the groom and Edmund Goochee, brother-in-law of the groom was groomsman.

The ushers were Henry Giles of Ladysmith and Ernest Spears of Bruce.

Following the ceremony a wedding dinner was served at the home of the brides mother, Mrs. Ruth Dahlquist at Tony, to the wedding party and the relatives.

A reception was held at 7:30 p. m, at Tony and this was followed by a dance at the Country Club.

The bride is a graduate of Tony High School, Class of '46 and graduated from the Gale Institute in Minneapolis. She is employed by Lake Superior Dist Power Co.

The groom is a veteran of World War II, having served in the 4th. Infantry Regiment in Osaka, Japan. He attended the Bruce Schools and is employed by the R. D. Jenkins firm of Bruce.

Following their return from a week's honeymoon trip to Minneapolis, St Paul and North Dakota the couple will be at home in Tony after September first

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FRANZEN-PARKER


[IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE, IRONWOOD, MICH, SEPTEMBER 21, 1946]

At a 4 o'clock candlelight double-ring wedding ceremony September 18 at the Salem Lutheran church, Miss Evelyn Franzen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Franzen, 414 North Suffolk street, became the bride of Leir F. Parker son of the Herbert E. Parkers, of Ladysmith, Wis. The Rev. T. E. Johnstone, pastor, officiated.

During the service, Percy Treloar rendered "Because" and "Oh Perfect Love," accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Treloar.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attired in an aqua blue suit, with pink and brown accessories and a corsage of pink roses and white stephanotis. Her only jewelry was a pearl necklace, a gift of the groom.

As maid of honor. Miss Roalene Peterson, a cousin of the bride, of Minneapolis, donned a grey suit with black accessories. Talisman roses and white stephanotis composed her shoulder corsage.

Best man was Marion H. Parker, brother of the bridegroom, of Ladysmith.

Both the bride's mother and the groom's mother donned black and aqua dresses with corsages of white roses.

A reception at the bride's parent's home followed immediately after the ceremony. Centerpiece of the buffet table was a large bouquet of yellow and white  mums. At 6. a dinner was served to approximately 50 relatives and friends.

After a ten day wedding trip to Lake Tomahawk, Wis., the newlyweds will make their home in Ladysmith, where Mr. Parker is employed.

The bride is a graduate of the Luther L. Wright high school and St. Joseph's school of nursing at Ashland. The groom, a watchmaker, was recently discharged from the armed forces, in which he served three years m the Asiatic theatre.

Among the out of town persons at the ceremony were Mr. and Mrs. Herbert R. Parker, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Parker and Marion Parker. Ladysmith: Miss Roalene Peterson, Minneapolis, Minn.; Hubert Moberg and Edward Moberg, Baraga, Mich.; Mr. nnd Mrs. Peter Peterson, Mr. and Mis. Fred Lauren and children, Conrad Peterson, Irving Peterson, Mrs. Gust Soli, Mrs. Alvin Gullickson and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Edwards, Gurney. Wis.; Mrs. August Kreft, Upson, Wis.

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SEDAR-LEITZ

[The Bruce News-Letter, Bruce, Wis., May 05, 1950]
David Leitz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Leitz, Rt. 2, Ladysmith. and Dorothy Sedar, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hinken of Beloit, were married Thursday, April 27, at the Little Brown Church in the Vale at Nashua, Iowa.
Rev. F. L. Hanscom performed the double ring ceremony, and his wife sang "Our Wedding Prayer."
The bride wore a shell white suit with brown accessories, and a corsage of yellow roses.
Present at the ceremony were the bride's parents. After the wedding, the couple motored to western Iowa and also visited the groom's parents.
They will make their home in Beloit temporarily, although they expect to take up residence in Milwaukee where he is employed
He is a navy veteran with four years of service to his credit. The bride is a graduate of Richland Center high school and is employed at the No. 2 plant of the Freeman Shoe Corp.


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POTTER-KRINGS

[Ironwood Daily Globe, Ironwood, Mich., May 3, 1983]
Paula Marie Potter became the bride of Rodney Krings, LaCrosse, Wis., at Bethel Lutheran Church, Hawkins, at a 2 p.m., ceremony April 16.
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs . Bud Potter, Bessemer, the bride was given in marriage by her father. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Krings, Hawkins. The Rev. Richard Kittlestad officiated.
The bride wore a gown of white taffeta with a Queen Anne neckline trimmed with venise lace, and a fitted bodice with slightly raised front and dropped back waist. The leg-o-mutton sleeves and bodice had tiny button closures and were trimmed with simulated pearls and sequins. Lace motifs adorned the skirt and the chapel length train was edged with ruffled lace. A picture hat trimmed with venise lace motifs and silk flowers and featuring a tulle train was worn by the bride. She carried a cascade bouquet of white silk roses accented with burgundy rosebuds, baby's breath and greenery.
Matron of honor was Margaret Lehnertz. Bridesmaids were Sally Sterns, Jackie Gunderson, Lori Vollendorf, Jane Hansen and Brenda Heiting.
Serving the groom were Brian Krings as best man and Randy Krings, Dale Krings, Brad Potter, Scott Austad and Dave Kenter as groomsmen. Guests were ushered by Dennis Sahlin and Kurt Potter.
Before departing for a honeymoon in the Bahama Islands , the couple received guests at Club 8, Ladysmith, Wis. Their rehearsal dinner took place at Jolly Inn, Hawkins.
The bride is a 1980 graduate of Ladysmith-Hawkins High School, Ladysmith, and a 1982 graduate of District One Technical Institute, Eau Claire, Wis. She is employed at Holiday Travel Service, LaCrosse.
The bridegroom is a 1978 graduate of Ladysmith-Hawkins High School and a 1980 graduate of the technical institute at Eau Claire. He is a laboratory technician for Trane Co., La Crosse. They reside at Onalaska, Wis.

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La Belle - Baker 

[Bruce News-Letter, Thursday, January 15, 1948 Bruce, Wisconsin]
Nuptials Held At Eau Claire Dec. 18
CEREMONY AT SACRED HEART CHURCH UNITES LOCAL YOUTH WITH COLLEGE CLASSMATE AT EAU CLAIRE
Saturday, December 18, 1948 Miss Jean Francis Baker and Norman LaBelle were united in marriage at Sacred Heart Church in Eau Claire. Both parties are Juniors at Eau Claire State Teacher's College.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was attired in a beige suit with black accessories. She wore a corsage of camelias and carnations. Misses Janis Sherman and Rita Haegan, who attended the bride, wore similar corsages of pink carnations.
The groom's attendants were Carl Gerber and George Meyers.
The bride's mother wore a black dress with sequin trim. The groom's mother wore a gray suit.
A reception was held at 420 Lincoln Ave. at the Victor Sherman home at 1:00 o'clock in the afternoon.
Norman is a graduate of the Bruce high school and later served in the armed forces. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell LaBelle live between Bruce and Holcombe.

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HOEFT-KLINGER

[Bruce News-Letter, Thursday, September 23, 1948 Bruce, Wisconsin]
CEREMONY AT ST. ANNE'S CHURCH SATURDAY MORNING UNITES TOWN OF MURRY COUPLE
A beautiful wedding took place at St Anne's church in Murry on Saturday, September 18, when Lois Jean Klinger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Klinger of Bruce, became the bride of Bernard John Hoeft, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hoeft Sr., also of Bruce. Rev. Gerald Mahon of Birchwood performed the double ring ceremony before an altar banked with fern and gladiolus. Mrs. Stanley Knapmiller played the organ and sang with the assistance of Miss Agnes Foltz, both of Birchwood. Ernest Klinger, brother of the bride, and Eddie Obrien were altar boys.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of heavy white slipper satin, with a sweetheart neckline, shirred bodice, leg o'mutton pointed sleeves, and a fingertip veil of white net, etched in lace and fastened with a tiara of seed pearls. For the traditional something old, her only jewelry, she wore her grandmother's diamond laveliere. She carried a bouquet of white roses tied with satin streamers and baby mums.
Miss Frances Hoeft, sister of the groom, was maid of honor, and wore a gown of pink brocaded hue over satin. Her pink nylon shoulder length veil was fattened with myrtle vine. She carried a bouquet of pink roses with white satin ribbon.
Lucile Halasha, the bride's school chum from Chicago was bridesmaid and wore a gown of blue marquisette over satin, identical veil as the maid of honor, and a double strand of pearls, same as did the maid of honor. She carried a bouquet of Talisman roses.
Little Jeanette Sarat, cousin of the bride, was a flower girl, and wore a gown of pink brocaded satin over net and carried a nosegay of baby mums and tea roses.
Dale Canfield, son of the bride's friend, wore a white coat and blue trousers, and carried the rings on a white satin pillow.
The groom wore a blue pin stripe suit and was attended by Edwin Schmidt, his second cousin, as best man. Gene Kuhn, friend of the bride and groom, was groomsman.
The bride's mother wore a green crepe dress with a corsage of red roses. The groom's mother's dress was blue crepe. She also had a corsage of red roses.
A reception was held at the home of the bride's parents for forty-five friends and relatives. The bridal couple cut the three tiered wedding cake.
The bride is a graduate of Bruce High School, class of '48. The groom is a veteran of Woels War II, and is now operating his father's farm.
The newlyweds are spending their honeymoon in northern Minnesota and Canada.
The out-of-town guests Mr. and Mrs. Peter Genski, grandparents of the bride, by coincidence were married 42 years on the same day. They are Chicagoans. Mr. and Mrs. B. Gehrke of Antioch, Ill., Lucile Halasha, Mr. and Mrs. J. Sarat and their three daughters of Chicago and Carol Canfield of Rice Lake were also among the out-of-town guests.

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DOWNS-SHELTON
Mud Brook Valley
Wm. F. Downs of the town of Big Bend and Mrs. Missouri Angeline Shelton of the town of Big Bend were united in marriage on the morning of January 17th at the home of Alexander McEathron. [Bruce News-Letter, Thursday, January 22, 1948 Bruce, Wisconsin]

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CLOUGH-MOORE
Mud Brook Valley
Friday afternoon about 8 p.m. Margie Lee Moore of the town of Atlanta and Clarence Sylvester Clough were united in marriage with a double ring ceremony at the residence of Alexander McEathron. Ray Anderson of Bruce acted as best man and Mrs. Ida McEathron as bridesmaid. [Bruce News-Letter, Thursday, October 21, 1948 Bruce, Wisconsin]

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ARVOLD-KARIS
St Mary's Church Ceremony Unites Bruce-Exeland Couple
MISS LA VERNE H. KARIS BECOMES BRIDE OF RICHARD D. ARVOLD, SATURDAY
St Mary's Catholic Church at Bruce was the scene of a pretty wedding Saturday, October 16th at 9 a.m. when Miss LaVerne H. Karis daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Karis of Bruce, became the bride of Richard D. Arvold of Rice Lake, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Arvold of Exeland. The double ring ceremony was read by Father Henry Keil.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of white slipper satin with leg-o-mutton sleeves, sweetheart neckline and long train, fingertip veil trimmed with lace held in place by a tiara of seed pearls. She wore a 3 strand pearl necklace and carried a sterling silver rosary, gift of the groom. Her bouquet was white roses.
The bride chose as her maid of honor her sister, Arlene Karis who wore a lavender taffeta gown with matching picture hat and gauntlets. Betty Lou Coey, friend of the bride, was bridemaid and she wore a gown similar to that of the maid of honor in nile green taffeta with matching hat and gauntlets. Each wore a gold cross, a gift of the bride, and carried bouquets of yellow and white mums. Shirley Karis, the 3 year old sister of the bride, was flower girl. She wore a yellow gown with yellow and white mums in her hair and carried a nosegay of mums.
Ernest Spears, friend of the groom, and Roger Arvold, brother of the groom, were the groom's attendants.
Ray Flohr and Adam Schiessl were ushers.
The groom and all attendants wore boutonnieres of white carnations.
The church was decorated with [unreadable line] candlebra with white candles.
Roman Gonia sang Pangellcus, Ave Maria, and Lord I am Not Worthy.
The bride was graduated from the Bruce High School, class of 1947, attended Beauty School at Eau Claire and was employed at the Charm Beaty Salon at Rice Lake.
The groom also was graduated from the Bruce High School, class of 1945. Richard served in the U. S. Navy for 18 months after graduation. He attended Telegraphy School at Superior and is employed as railroad telegrapher and agent by Omaha Railroad at Rice Lake.
Dinner was served at noon for the immediate families of the bride and groom at the Amacoy Lake Resort.
A reception was held from 2 to 4 p. m. for about 75 guests at the bride's home. A beautiful 3 tier wedding cake was served to guests at the reception.
After the reception the couple left for a five day trip to Northern Wisconsin and Canada. After their return they will reside in their new trailer home at Rice Lake.
Mothers of the bride and groom dressed in suits with corsages of yellow and white mums. Mrs. Henry Schiessl and Mrs. Jos. Karis, grandmothers of the bride, both attended. Mrs. Jacobson, grandmother of the groom, was unable to attend because of illness.
[Bruce News-Letter, Thursday, October 21, 1948 Bruce, Wisconsin]

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WILSON-WATKINS
WOOOROW WILSON - MINNIE WATKINS MARRIED ON SATURDAY EVENING
On Saturday evening, October 16, Mrs. Minnie Watkins and Woodrow Wilson were married by Justice George Hagerty, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Moore were attendants.
[Bruce News-Letter, Thursday, October 21, 1948 Bruce, Wisconsin]

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FLOHR-KEITH
CEREMONY AT DUBUQUE, IOWA UNITES BRUCE COUPLE ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7

On Wednesday, January 7 at 4 pm Miss Evelyn Flohr, daughter of Richard Flohr of Bruce, became the bride of John Keith, son of Mr. & Mrs. Perry Keith. The ceremony was performed by Rev. T. Barrett of Dubuque, Iowa. Miss Flohr wore a rose crepe dress with black accessories and carried a bouquet of American Beauty roses. The young couple returned on Thursday and will reside in Bruce.
[Bruce News-Letter, Thursday, January 15, 1948 Bruce, Wisconsin]

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WACHHOLZ-BENSON
Wachholz-Benson Rites held a H Jones Home Rev Mittelstaedt officiates at ceremony on Sunday afternoon. Will reside on Benson Farm. Sunday afternoon, at 2:30 Gwendylen C. Wachholz, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Jones, became the bride of Edward Benson, son of Mrs. F. Benson, at the Jones home. Rev. J. Mittelstaedt, pastor of the Bethany Lutheran Church officiated. The bride wore a navy blue tailored suit, and a white blouse. Her accessories were black and her corsage was of yellow asters. The maid of honor was her sister, Alice Perkey of Ladysmith, who wore a green street length dress with black accessories and a corsage of yelow asters. The groom was attended by his brother, Henry Benson of Milwaukee. A dinner was served in honor of the couple at the home of the grooms mother, Mrs. F. Benson. The couple will reside on the Benson farm, north of Bruce. Guests at the wedding were Harry Weston of Wesr Bend, Mr & Mrs Lyle Jones of Washington Springs, South Dakota, Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Coggins and Mrs. Bernice Weston and daughter of Ladysmith, Mrs. Eva Murphy and Henry Benson of Milwaukee.
[Bruce News-Letter, Thursday, January 01, 1948 Bruce, Wisconsin]

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ADRIAN-LA FORTUNE
Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester La Fortune, 1300 Sixteenth St., announce the marriage of their daughter, Donna Louise, to Robert Adrain, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Adrian, Ladysmith, WIs., on Wednesday, May 29, at Ladysmith. The bride wore a light blue frock and hat with navy trimmings. The bridegroom was recently discharged from the U.S. Navy after serving two years in the South Pacific. Mr. and Mrs. Adrian are honeymooning at Potato Lake, Wis., and will stay there for the summer.
[The Racine Journal-Times, Racine, Wis., Tuesday, June 4, 1946]

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KING-LUCE
James B. King and Helen Luce both of Cornell, were married by Justice D.J, Sterlinski, Monday.
[Bruce News-Letter, Bruce, Rusk County, Wis., Friday, September 1, 1950]

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GARRETT-MOORE
Gerald E. Moore of St. Paul, Minn. and Jaunita G. Garrett of Town of Atlanta were united in marriage in a double ring ceremony by Alexander McEathron at his home, Saturday, Nov. 20, 1948. They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Clough.
[Bruce News-Letter, Bruce, Wis., Thursday, November 25, 1948]

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BENSON-WEINERT
Miss Pauline Benson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Benson of Bruce, became the bride of William Weinert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Weinert, Friday evening, November 19 at seven o'clock at the Blue Hills Lutheran church. The double ring ceremony was used and Rev. Quade officiated.
The bride's attendents were Mrs. Allen Joyner, a sister of the bride, and Miss Irma Weinert, a sister of the groom. The ring bearer was Harold Zebro, a cousin of the bride. The groom's attendents were Allen Joyner, a brother-in-law of the bride, and Paul Weinert, a brother of the groom.
The bride was given in marriage by her father, Arthur Benson. She wore a white slipper satin gown with a sweetheart neckline and a fingertip veil with a pearled tiara. Her bouquet was of American Beauty roses and white carnations.
The bride's attendent, Mrs. Allen Joyner wore a white chiffon gown with a shoulder length veil and her bouquet was of yellow and pink carnations. Miss Irma Weinert wore pink taffeta gown with a shoulder length veil and also had a bouquet of pink and white carnations.
The ring bearer, Harold Zebro wore a white jacket and dark trousers and carried a white satin pillow bearing the ring.
The altar was decorated with pink and white carnations and a candle light service was held.
Mrs. Albert Irwin sand "Oh Promise Me" and "I Love You Truly" She was accompanied by Beverly Hawley, a cousin of the bride.
A reception was held at the home of the bride's parents for one hundred guests and relatives.
The bride is a graduate of the Bruce High School, class of 1947 and was employed at the Phillips Cafe. The groom attended school in Michigan where the family formerly lived. he is employed by the Dairyland Electric Co-op.
Out of town relatives and friends who attended the ceremony were: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Heater of Milwaukee; Conrad Weinert, also of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs, Roy Herndt and Bonnie of Ripon; Miss Audrey Christianson and Marian Christianson and friend, William Kelly of Menomonie and John Christianson, Ernest Anderson and son of Eau Claire.
[Bruce News-Letter, Bruce, Wis., Thursday, November 25, 1948]

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ALDEN-SCHROEDER
Miss Priscilla Alden daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Alden of Ladysmith, will become the bride of Alvin C. Schroeder, Marshfield, son of Mrs. C.F. Schroeder, tomorrow morning at 8:00 o'clock at the home of the bride's parents at Ladysmith. Rev. A. Holden, Bruce, Wis., will officiate.

Mrs. George C. Bugher of Sheldon Wis., a sister to the bride, will be the bridesmaid. Miss Margaret Cruise of Chicago and Vern Stark of Argonne, Wis., will be among the out of town guests at the wedding

The bride is a graduate of Ladysmith high school and from the St. Joseph's Training School for Nurses at Marshfield. She had charge, for

several years, of the infants' department of the Children's Memorial

Hospital, in Chicago.

The groom is a graduate of the Marshfield high school since which he has been engaged in farming on the C. F. Schroeder & Sons farms north of Marshfield.

The newlyweds w|ll leave immediately after the ceremony for several days trip through northern Wisconsin and Michigan. After September 23 they will make their home on the Schroeder-and Sons farm.
[Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., Wednesday, September 14, 1927]


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KASSELLA-GONSAWSKI
Misses Helen Joswiak, Helen Kassella and Mr. Tony Olszowy, all of Chicago attended the wedding of Miss Katherine Kassella and Ted Gonsawski of Weyerhauser, Saturday, May 13.
Monday visitors at the J. Swada home were Mr. and Mrs. Ted Gonsowski, Miss Helen Kassella and her boyfriend, Mr. Tony Olszowy.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Gonsowski took Helen Kassella, Helen Joswiak and Tony Olszowy to Ladysmith, where they took the train to Chicago, Monday evening.
[The Bruce News-Letter, Bruce, Wis., May. 19, 1950]

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MILLER-SLATER
Guy Slater and Helen Miller were married Saturday evening by Rev. Pfaffman and are living on the Sam Drawyer farm he bought recently. Congratulations, many happy years and may all your troubles be little ones.
[The Bruce News-Letter, Bruce, Wis., May. 19, 1950]
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Nelson-Brainerd

 A beautiful wedding was solemized at the Bruce Bible Church, Sunday August 22 at 3:30 p.m. by Olaf Newhagen, when Miss Dorothy Nelson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Nelson of Glencoe Illinois, became the bride of Frank Brainerd of Winnetka Illinois, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Brainerd of Bruce.
 The bride was beautiful in a gown of white slipper satin with a drop shoulder neckline,fitted bodice and a marquisette overskirt and train. Her fingertip veil was held in place with beaded orange blossoms on either side. She carried an arm bouquet of white gladioli and roses tied with a white satin ribbon.
 She chose as her matron of honor the bridegroom's sister-in-law, Mrs. Harold Brainerd of Winnetka Illinois She was gowned in a yellow organdy dress with a drop shoulder neck line, fitted bodice and a full skirt. She wore a matching picture hat and carried an arm bouquet of yellow and white gladioli tied with a blue satin ribbon.
 The groom had as his best man his brother, Harold Brainerd of Winnetka Illinois.
 A reception was held in the church dining room for about forty immediate relatives following the ceremony.
 The happy couple left Monday for Glenview, Illinois where they will make their home.
[The Bruce News-Letter, Bruce, Wis., Thurs. August 26, 1948]


McCabe-Knight


1954 Alice Will Wed Air Officer

MLWAUKEE (AP) — Mary Ellen McCabe of Ladysmith, Wisconsin's Alice in Dairyland in 1954 announced Tuesday she will be married in October to Air Force Lt. Charles Knight of Eau Claire, now stationed at Fort Worth, Texas.

Miss McCabe said her fiance had decided to make the service his career.

[Janesville Daily Gazette | Janesville, Wisconsin | Wednesday, August 24, 1955 | Page 8]

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DILLON-BRATINA

Mrs. Edmond Dillon, 19 Elmwood St., announces the coming marriage of her daughter, Edwina Therese, to Chief Petty Officer Joseph H.  Bratina, " U.S.N., son of George Bratina. Ladysmith, Wisconsin.
The wedding will take place Monday, July 24, at 9 a.m. in St. Francis Church.
Miss Dillon is a graduate of Sacred Heart High School and St. Joseph College, West Hartford, and is a teacher in the Watertown PubliC School System.
C.P.O. Bratina has completed 20 years in the U.S. Navy, serving in the South Pacific theater during World War II and the Korean War. For the past three years Chief Bratina has been a member of the VX-6 Squadron of "Operation Deep-Freeze" in the Antarctic. On July 31, Chief Bratina will begin a two year tour of duty at the U.S. Naval Air Facility, Naples, Italy.
[Naugatuck Daily News | Naugatuck, Connecticut | Saturday, July 08, 1961 | Page 5]

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